Harlem’s Fred Samuel Democratic Club Endorses Rangel

charles rangelLast night the Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club endorsed the Congressman Charles Rangel for reelection to the United States Congress. Continue Reading →

History of National Women’s History Month

hfas_elizabeth_catlett_three_women_of_americaHistory of National Women’s History Month

As recently as the 1970′s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. Continue Reading →

Congress Among Wealthy 1% Hits Home

1_percentWho is the 1%?

Well, about 57 members of Congress are part of that elite group.

Roughly 11% of Congress have net worth of more than $9 million, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010 financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s enough to put them in the top 1% of wealth. Continue Reading →

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USPS Raises Postal Rates

24365w125thstTo welcome in the New Year in Harlem with the Postal Regulatory Commission’s decision to approve an “exigent rate increase” on postage for First Class Mail and Standard Mail. Continue Reading →

Obama To Create 3.5M New Jobs

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Facing growing criticism of his economic recovery plan, President-elect Barack Obama made public Saturday a detailed analysis by his economic advisers that estimates the $775 billion plan of tax cuts and new spending would create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

With an eye on Obama having immediate access to bailout money already approved by Congress when he becomes president, his economic team and the Bush administration have discussed having Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ask lawmakers for access to the $350 billion remaining in the fund. Continue Reading →

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Craig Schley Challenges Rep. Rangel

Voices of the Everyday People for Change (VOTE People for Change), Craig Schley’s candidacy for US Congress in the 15thDistrict of New York, challenging incumbent Congressman Charles Rangel. Continue Reading →